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Yearbooks from C.M Eppes High School Alumni Heritage Society, Inc. Added to DigitalNC

Art at C. M. Eppes High School in 1955.

Art at C.M. Eppes High School in 1955.

Yearbooks contributed by a new partner, the C.M. Eppes High School Alumni Heritage Society, Inc., have been digitized and added to DigitalNC. There are 9 yearbooks titled “Eppesonian,” which run from 1955 to 1970, from C.M. Eppes High School, and one titled “Visa” from Junius H. Rose High School in 1970. During the 1969-1970 school year, C.M. Eppes High School and Junius H. Rose High School were integrated, bringing white and black students together in Greenville, North Carolina. The 1970 Visa yearbook is an interesting representation of this consolidation. A dedication at the beginning of the yearbook reads:

Junius H. Rose High School

Junius H. Rose High School Junior Princesses, 1970.

The year 1969-1970 was an important one for J. H. Rose High School because it marked the beginning of its consolidation with C.M. Eppes High. There were, naturally, conflicts and compromises, problems, and satisfactory solutions. However, everyone involved knew that the actual success or failure of the merger hinged on the attitudes of the student body.

 

Co-operating individually and collectively, the students strove to prove that blacks and whites can co-exist in peace and progress. Because of your sincere concern and active deliberation, the 1970 VISA is dedicated to you, the student body of Rose High School.

The C.M Eppes High School Alumni Heritage Society, Inc. is a new contributor to the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. These ten yearbooks are their first contribution.

Junius H. Rose High School

The Quill and Scroll club at Junius H. Rose High School, 1970.


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